Popular online retailer Amazon is currently selling the fantastic Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Wii U for $39.99. Retro Studios latest adventure normally retails for $49.99, so if you fancy saving yourself $10 then go get it. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze currently has an average review score of 83 on Metacritic.
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Amazon UK is currently selling the Ice White original Nintendo 3DS console for the ultra-cheap price of £79.99. That’s the same price as the Nintendo 2DS. So if you’ve yet to purchase a Nintendo 3DS, now is the perfect time to do so.
Square Enix’s latest handheld JPRG Bravely Default for the Nintendo 3DS is currently only $31.66 on Amazon. The well-received game generally retails for $39.99 and includes free shipping. Bravely Default currently has an average score of 85 on Metacritic.
Update: Nintendo has refuted the Amazon statement and has said, “the launch date of Mario Kart 8 has not changed.”
A number of gamers on the NeoGAF forums are reporting that Amazon has begun sending out emails stating that Mario Kart 8 is coming sometime before May 30th. The retailer says that we should expect the game between April 16 and April 19. This has led many to believe that Nintendo has pushed the game forward to sometime next month. Amazon support also sound confident of a new date.
It looks as though the highly anticipated Mario Kart 8 might be sold out on Amazon.com. The game is currently only available via email alerts, meaning if someone cancels their pre-order you may be able to get a copy. Whether it’s sold out due to volumes of pre-orders, or is just a stock issue, remains to be seen.
Update: The sales rank is 415 so it’s most likely a stock issue.
You can currently get Bioware’s fantastic Mass Effect 3 for a mere $10 on Amazon at the moment. The space based action title is sold by Hubbagames, but it’s fulfilled by Amazon. Mass Effect 3 on the Wii U currently has an average review score of 85 on Metacritic so it’s well worth a purchase.
While Retro Studio’s latest opus Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has had differing review scores from a number of publications, the game is currently number one on the Amazon best-sellers chart in Germany, Spain, and France. Donkey Kong’s latest adventure scored a mediocre 6 from GameSpot, but got a perfect ten from Destructoid.
EDGE magazine recently had the opportunity to sit down with Amazon.co.uk’s category leader of video games and software Ketu Patel, who spoke at length about the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well as the Wii U, Vita, and Nintendo 3DS. Patel says that while he doesn’t think Nintendo will met their sales expectations, they’ve still got some fantastic IP’s and they’re here to stay in the long tun.
“Contrary to a lot of people’s opinion, Nintendo is here to stay and Nintendo will do very well this year. They’re not going to meet their expectations, absolutely, but they’ve still got strong franchises and strong hardware and if you look at the back end of last year when they had a fairly good release slate, it certainly drove their hardware. 3DS has done very well for us so that format is here to stay.”
“I think Nintendo have this imposed on them and it’s driven by a lot of the media, and the media drives perception. Nintendo are getting a lot of bad press and PR and as soon as anything negative is out there it’s a media frenzy. It diminishes what they’ve actually done. If you look at 3DS as a format, it has done very well last year – had that sort of performance been with Microsoft or Sony, my personal opinion is that everybody would be thinking ‘wow, what a fantastic job’. Because it’s Nintendo and they’ve been embroiled in this negative PR frenzy, everyone thinks it’s a dying format. It’s absolutely not.”
Wii Party U is being sold for $39.99 at Amazon. Originally priced at $49.99, the party game comes with a stand for the Wii U GamePad and a Wii Remote Plus, which itself costs $39.99 as a standalone product. Nintendo previously confirmed that the Wii U title will not be sold digitally via the Nintendo eShop. Wii Party U was released on October 25th, 2013.
You can now get the Silver Nintendo 3DS XL Mario & Luigi Dream Team bundle for $178.88 on Amazon.com. The product is sold through National Sale LLC and is meant to retail for $199.99. Mario & Luigi Dream Team comes pre-installed on the system and received an average review score of 81 on Metacritic.